Barbarella TV series finds a home on Amazon

Heady director of Drive, Nicolas Winding Refn has found a home for his rebooted Barbarella TV series. But will it still have the Excessive Machine?

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Deadline broke the news that Refn's sexy remake of the 1968 movie (which originally starred Jane Fonda) will premiere on Amazon Studios. But even though Refn is working as executive producer, the series itself is still on the hunt for a showrunner.

As of right now, Amazon has only ordered up a pilot, and if they like what they see they will take it to series. No word on whether Refn will direct the premiere episode, but we hope he does.

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tookiedelaburner
tookiedelaburner

I feel very conflicted about this

On the one hand - Barbarella, yay! It's campy and sexy and fun

On the other hand - I don't know how the hell they're going to do it in this day and age without it turning to porn.

On the other, other hand - maybe I can finally make an 'essence of man' costume and have more than 10 people get it. That's a plus right?